Tag: racket
Macedonia 02.06.21 | 16:01

A cause that ended up as a racket

Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket. This observation by philosopher Eric Hoffer applies to the Colored Revolution in Macedonia both figuratively and literally. What was started ostensibly as a movement for justice and the rule of law is...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 14:58

VMRO-DPMNE hands over documents of Vice Zaev’s racket to the prosecution – Here is a chance for Ruskovska to refresh her memory

We have received documents with suspicions and indications of a huge crime with public contracts in REK Bitola during Vasko Kovacevski’s term in office, and indicate pressure and threats on businessmen Vasko Vasilev and Jani Radivcev, owners of Rubiton, to give away the mining contract which they...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 11:49

SDSM should condemn Vice Zaev for the racket, now it just looks like a private company of the Zaev family

The very fact that SDSM is a spokesperson for a character like Vice Zaev, shows that that party has been turned into a private company of the Zaev family. Instead of copying Vice Zaev’s statements, SDSM should distance itself from him. The crime committed in REK Bitola is obvious, reacts VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 26.05.21 | 14:49

The court did not allow Zaev’s statement about Boki’s project as evidence, only a photo of them together

The court did not accept as evidence the statement of Zoran Zaev in which he talks about the project for construction of retirement homes contained in Boki 13’s USB. Only the photo of Boki and Zaev with comment below is acceptable to the court. The court accepted only partially the evidence referring...

Macedonia 20.05.21 | 13:07

Zaev tries to ignore latest evidence linking him to the Racket scandal

The office of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev remains silent a day after the defense attorney of his former friend Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 announced it will produce audio tapes and screenshots of their conversations implicating Zaev in the Racket scandal. In a week the court will decide whether it...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 09:14

As long as there is no investigation that the money from the racket ended up with Zaev, we will have negative reports on crime and corruption

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party said in Thursday’s press release that Zaev’s government has experienced a total debacle in the fight against corruption. The GRECO report is an indication that we are not moving from a standstill, on the contrary we are still sinking. Of the 23 recommendations...

Macedonia 26.03.21 | 15:41

One of the defendants in the Racket scandal calls out Minister Mila Carovska for her role in the extortion scheme

SDSM party official Frosina Remenski, who is the only party official charged for her role in the Racket scandal, called out Education Minister Mila Carovska, after details about her own involvement became known to the public. Carovska was named by a key witness in the on-going, second Racket trial. As...

Macedonia 19.02.21 | 20:29

Nikoloski on the Racket scandal: Even small children know that the high level racketeering can’t be conducted without involvement of top Government officials

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski is confident that he will win the defamation suit filed against him by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, after Nikoloski claimed that the Racket scandal is much bigger than the extent investigated by prosecutors, and that it involves Zaev. Zaev is suing me that...

Macedonia 13.02.21 | 19:00

Nikoloski: After the “Raket” affair there is no president or prime minister who wants to meet with Zaev

After the “Racket” affair, there is no prime minister or president who wants to meet with Zoran Zaev, the vice president of VMRO DPMNE, Aleksandar Nikoloski, said last night on Alsat’s “360 Degrees” show. Why doesn’t Zoran Zaev travel? Zaev persistently avoids answering...

Macedonia 11.02.21 | 12:28

Boki 13 confirms he’s running for leader of SDSM

Showman and convicted racketeer Bojan Jovnaovski – Boki 13 confirmed that he is running for leader of SDSM. The ruling party of Boki 13’s onetime close friend and associate Zoran Zaev plans to hold an open election for its new leader. Boki 13 was sentenced to seven years in prison in the...

Macedonia 27.01.21 | 21:24

After the “Racket” affair, no prime minister wants to meet with Zaev

Aleksandar Nikoloski, the vice president of VMRO-DPMNE repeated on TV Alfa the question addressed to Zoran Zaev who avoids answering it, when was the last time he had a visit from a prime minister from a developed Western European country. I have been asking him for months, he has not answered for months,...

Macedonia 18.01.21 | 11:04

Zaev says he had to explain his children that he didn’t take racket of 60 million euros

Today, Prime Minister Zoran appeared as a plaintiff in the case against journalist Zoran Bozinovski. Zaev pointed out that he rarely sues, but that this has crossed all lines. He said Bozinovski claimed that he was part of a racketeering scheme, that someone took 60 million euros, and even that an advance...

Macedonia 22.12.20 | 16:53

Boki 13 will testify against high profile criminals on Thursday

Racket suspect Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 will continue to testify before prosecutors this week. Boki 13, who is sentenced to nine years in prison for being part of a major racketeering ring linked with the ruling SDSM party, already asked to testify before prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska, saying the...

News 19.11.20 | 14:01

Boki 13 and his father accuse the court of operating on instructions from Zoran Zaev

Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 announced that he will continue revealing details about criminal enterprises that involve top Government officials. Boki 13, who was sentenced to nine years in prison for the Racket scandal, and currently stands an additional trial, has already testified a number of times...

Macedonia 30.10.20 | 15:48

Boki 13 to be sent into house arrest after 15 months in prison

The Skopje Appellate Courts has accepted the appeal of the defendant Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 in the “Racket” case and he will be sent into house arrest after 15 months in the Suto Orizari prison.  

Macedonia 12.10.20 | 15:25

Mafia fixer linked to Zaev set to begin serving out his prison sentence

Zoran Mileski – Zoki Kiceec, the mafia fixer who is a major part of the Racket scandal and of the growing Daka scandal, said that he will report to the Idrizovo prison today to begin serving out his three years sentence. Kiceec was asked by the press whether he really demanded that the serving...

Macedonia 07.10.20 | 12:07

Boki 13 is being tortured, his lawyer says

The hearing in the latest racketeering case against Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 was postponed due to his continued poor health because of which he is kept in hospital after complications from an ulcer surgery. His lawyer Saso Dukoski said that the treatment of his client amounts to torture. This...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 11:56

Nikoloski: Zaev will not silence VMRO-DPMNE

Zoran Zaev will not silence me, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski, who appeared before the court today in a slander case that Prime Minister Zaev initiated against him. Zaev reacted after Nikoloski accused him of direct involvement in the major Racket scandal, which he said led to extortion...

Macedonia 23.09.20 | 14:54

Politically linked mafia fixer Zoki Kiceec ordered to report to prison in mid October

Mafia fixer Zoran Milevski – Zoki Kiceec will begin serving his three years prison sentence in mid October. Alsat-M TV reports that one of the “stars” of the Racket scandal has received the order to begin serving out his sentence. Kiceec was famously arrested in 2019 along with showman...

Macedonia 26.08.20 | 14:18

Struga developer wants Boki 13 to pay back the 190,000 EUR he gave him

Businessman Adrian Amzoski said that the wants his money back from Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, who is charged with fraud in the second Racket trial. Boki 13 is charged with taking 190,000 EUR from Amzoski, a Struga based real-estate developer, on the promise that he will allow Amzoski to get in...

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